Baseball Takes On Holy Cross in Home Opener

Photo: John Byrum
Photo: John Byrum

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard baseball team (10-5, 2-1 Ivy) is set for a 3:30 p.m. tilt against Holy Cross (5-20, 1-2 Patriot) at O'Donnell Field on the Harvard Athletics Complex. The game is set to be broadcast on ESPN+.

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Harvard Highlights:

  • The Crimson is led by senior Patrick McColl, who leads the nation with his .515 batting average and also ranks third in the nation with a .985 slugging percentage. McColl currently holds a six-game multi-hit streak and leads the team with six home runs.
  • Junior Jake Suddleson has served as strong protection in the lineup for McColl, batting .390, five home runs and is tied with McColl with 22 RBIs. Suddleson's latest home run was a game-winning grand slam in the eighth inning of the Sunday matchup against Penn. 
  • On the mound, the rotation is led by senior Ian Miller, who's pitched 20.1 innings with a record of 2-0, striking out 15 batters with a 4.87 ERA.
  • Junior Hunter Bigge has also added two wins as a starting pitcher and leads the team with 24 strikeouts. 
  • Junior closer Kieran Shaw is a perfect six-for-six in save opportunities, which is tied for a Harvard Baseball single-season record. He's struck out ten batters without letting up an earned run.

Up Next:
Harvard will continue its home stretch, welcoming Princeton for the team's first home Ivy League series of the year. The first game of Saturday's doubleheader begins at 11:30 a.m. at O'Donnell Field and broadcast on ESPN+.